WARANGAL: Former Union minister and Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot has alleged that TRS had failed to usher in development in the newly formed Telangana state, though the creation of the small state was aimed at the development of a neglected region.
Ridiculing the TRS for its claim that they had brought on the formation of Telangana, he asked, ‘‘Is it possible to achieve a separate State with just two MPs.”
He urged the people to elect Congress nominee Sarve Satyanarayana as the Warangal MP and added that electing him will become an eye-opener for both the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is resorting to the politics of polarisation, and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is ‘a liar and egotist’.
He has addressed a public meeting here on Tuesday as a part of the campaign for the Warangal byelection.
Addressing the meeting, the former union minister recalled how the 12 Congress MPs from Telangana had waged a relentless fight to achieve Telangana state.
Saying that about 1500 farmers have committed suicide in the State after TRS came to power, he alleged that neither CM KCR, nor his ministers and party leader have bothered about the farmers’ plight.
The Congress leader said that he expects a battle between the TRS and Congress in this bypoll. He accused YSRCP of colluding with TRS by fielding candidates just to divide Congress votes.
Several Congress senior leaders including V Hanumantha Rao, Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddyand others have also alleged that YSRCP had fielded their candidate in order to help the TRS as its MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy received a contract for the construction of a project. TPCC Uttam Kumar Reddy, several former MPs attended the meeting.